Parole absconder arrested after Wichita chase ends in crash

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A parole absconder has been arrested after a Wichita chase ended in a crash.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 26-year-old Brian James Scovel drove off Friday when authorities attempted to arrest him. Police say he ran a stop sign a couple minutes into the chase and collided with a sport utility vehicle, causing the SUV to overturn. Police say Scovel, a passenger and the driver of the SUV were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Scovel is now jailed without bond on suspicion of aggravated battery, driving with a suspended license, fleeing and eluding and several traffic-related offenses.

Kansas Department of Corrections records say he was released from the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in June and absconded last month. He had prior convictions for aggravated assault, drugs, forgery and theft.